A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 256 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (159 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.1957 West, latitude -22.9185 South, depth = 480.27 km. Global time and date of event 14/02/18 / 2018-02-14 17:21:53 / February 14, 2018 @ 5:21 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 480.27 km (298 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 05:21:53 / 5:21 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000d6zb. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d6zb.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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